"A lot of young people are highly paid professionals," said Andrew Scallan of Scallan Properties, which developed the 1898 Lenox School into 24 condominium units. "They come to Washington and want to live downtown. So do people who are downsizing; they move back into the city when their children are grown."
"There is definitely a move toward mixed use," Mr. Scallan said. "Twenty years ago, there was not a lot of living above retail spaces."